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TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Does what I want it to do. I'm using it as a media storage drive and have had no problems after several months of use.

Cons: Depending on what you are using it for, it may be somewhat slow.

Other Thoughts: Do yourself a favor and know what you intend to use a drive for before purchasing. I use this as media storage drive, so it doesn't get accessed continuously, therefore the somewhat slow speeds and the noise of a mechanical drive are not factors. If this was an OS drive, I would look elsewhere.

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SilverStone Precision Series PS10B Black High-strength plastic front panel, steel body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Foam Padded Side Panel - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, IMO. The inner layout is very nice and the cable management holes are well thought out. Has dust filters on the top, bottom, and front (one small one on each side). I also like the placement of the front buttons and ports.

The only sounds I can hear coming from the case are the sounds of the mechanical hard disks when they are working hard. I have added three fans to the one included, plus an aftermarket cpu cooler, and I can't hear any of them. How much of this is due to the foam padding on the side panels, I have no idea.

The case is incredibly light. Even after it is filled with components.

The hinged door on the back is for allowing access to screw in components to the expansion slots. It is a nice addition.

Cons: The side panels are heavy, rigid, and well constructed. Every other piece of metal in this case is a flimsy pile of stink. The motherboard tray, the hard drive cages, and the fan mounting areas all flex horribly when any pressure is applied to them.

The pci slot punch outs are not replaceable.

I am not a fan of the toolless option for optical drives. You are kind of hunting in the dark to line them up properly because of the way they are designed.

I have a feeling that some people are going to throw a fit over the fact that the top dust filter is attached to the case with magnets. Personally, I have no problem with it, but I know lots of people that go ballistic when any kind of magnetic object gets near their computer.

Other Thoughts: With higher quality materials, this could have been an incredible case. I really like the design and some of the features. It is very flexible in terms of cooling, and keeps things pretty quiet. If only they hadn't been so cheap with the interior metals.

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Ectaco 5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Almost perfect . . . 05/18/2011

This review is from: Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)

Pros: I am extremely happy with this purchase. I have also owned a Nook before but find the overall experience of this reader to be much better.

*The form factor is perfect for holding with either one hand or two.
*Very light. Can easily be held for extended periods of time.
*Screen is fantastic for reading. I was concerned about it being a LCD as opposed to e-ink, but they have done a wonderful job mimicking the e-ink screens.
*The slider for page turning is great. Very easy to use and very responsive.
*Navigating using the number buttons down the right side makes things very easy.
*Easy to bookmark, search within pages, and look up words in the dictionary without leaving the book you are reading.
*I have had no problems with glare or direct light.
*No charger, just replace the batteries.

Cons: While they did a fantastic job with the screen readability, the closer you hold the screen to your face, the worse the fonts become. They get slightly jagged and blurry. So if your eyesight isn't the greatest and you have to hold it very close, you may notice this.

The "up" arrow on the navigation pad really needs a firm press to accept input. The other arrows don't seem to have this problem.

The dictionary is a bit limited. Testing it out a few times it returned the closest thing (spelling wise) to the word I was searching for, which was not often a good match.

And those are the only things I have found to pick at.

Other Thoughts: A couple of points:

First, I don't care about wireless functionality. If the device was tied to a specific bookstore, it might be an issue. But it isn't, so I did not list it as a pro or a con.

Secondly, it is possible to put kindle books from ama$on on the reader, but it is not a simple drag and drop process. It takes some work. Google unswindle.py to find out more. I have done it myself, so I know it does work.

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Daniel V.'s Profile

Display Name: Daniel V.

Date Joined: 05/07/05

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 05/01/08
  • Last Review: 06/25/14
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